Since the announcement of their collaboration in February 2019, Henkel and Origin have been collaborating to develop new materials by optimizing print processes that extend the current boundaries of additive manufacturing. As a result of this partnership Henkel has developed a new 3D printable photopolymer material with fire, smoke and toxicity resistance properties for use with Origin One printers.
The photoreactive material that will be presented during the Formnext in Frankfurt meets UL’s 94V-0 standard and the industry leading aerospace 12 and 60-second vertical burn tests.
The development was facilitated by the capabilities of the Origin One printer and Henkel’s capability of rapid innovation. Origin’s technology enables the printing of many different types of chemistries through hardware, environmental control and software tools to fine tune the print process. With its Programmable Photopolymerization (P³) technology, the company can precisely orchestrate light, temperature, and other conditions, automatically optimizing prints in real-time for the best possible results.
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